Hold Your Water: 68 Things You Need to Know to Keep Our Planet Blue [NOOK Book]

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Hold Your Water offers insight into the water and world around us. Taking a conversational approach to conservation, it dives into simple ways that even little old you can make a difference--all with a witty, and at times whimsical, slant on the world in which we live. 

The Wyland Foundation is widely lauded by politicians and scientists alike for its practical insight and positive impact on our planet. Former Vice President Al Gore praised the group, saying, "Your ...

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Hold Your Water: 68 Things You Need to Know to Keep Our Planet Blue

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Overview

Hold Your Water offers insight into the water and world around us. Taking a conversational approach to conservation, it dives into simple ways that even little old you can make a difference--all with a witty, and at times whimsical, slant on the world in which we live. 

The Wyland Foundation is widely lauded by politicians and scientists alike for its practical insight and positive impact on our planet. Former Vice President Al Gore praised the group, saying, "Your organization makes an invaluable contribution to the effort to promote environmental awareness."

Hold Your Water is the latest in the organization's legacy of arming everyday people with straight-ahead insight and simple tips for keeping our planet blue. Written by two members of Wyland's staff, the book provides countless fascinating facts about our planet. For instance, did you realize that while two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water, only 3 percent of that water is safe to drink? And of that 3 percent, nearly two-thirds is locked up in polar ice caps?

The book offers easy ways for people to help preserve water and other related precious resources. Divided into more than 30 sections, this compendium illustrates how everyday activities such as car washing, showering, fertilizing--even 'pet poop' cleanup--can negatively impact the environment. It then delivers more than 100 tips and tidbits that will help you protect your planet.

Whether you are one of the nearly three-quarters of Americans who consider themselves environmentalists, or you just want to know more about the world in which you live, Hold Your Water is a book worth holding on to.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740787140
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Wyland is the world's premier marine life artist. Through sculpture, painting, photography, and education, Wyland encourages responsible stewardship of our world's oceans and marine life. His work includes eight previous books, more than 90 Whaling Wall murals, the nonprofit Wyland Foundation, and the Wyland Ocean Challenge, an arts and science curriculum intended to get children involved in saving our water. Wyland calls Laguna Beach, Calif., home.

The Wyland Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservation through education programs, community service, and environmental art. The Foundation supports up to 100 conservation, scientific research, and education groups each year. Its founder, known simply as Wyland, is the world's premier marine life artist. He lives in Hawaii and California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2006

    Loved it!

    Hold Your Water is informational but also fun to read. Its a great book for all ages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2006

    Awesome Environmental Book

    I highly recommend this book - Not only is it full of useful facts with applicable tips, but it is fun to read. I have shared my knowledge from Hold Your Water with my family, and we will definitely be doing things different around the house!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2006

    Who knew gaining insight to the environment could be fun?

    If you have ever felt like you are in over your head when it comes to environmental issues, ¿Hold Your Water¿ is a book you must read. It gives you the information you need to know about clean water (and the environment in general) ¿ and is actually fun and entertaining. Plus it provides easy tips for you to make a difference, for your local water resources and those across the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2006

    There's more to water than meets the eye

    If you really think about it - and most people don't - water is the basis of everything that is dear to us. The food we eat, the cars we drive, even the people we love (our bodies are more than 60 percent water) are comprised of water. I bought this book in the store, along with some new fiction, thinking I'd pick up a few tidbits to make 'cocktail' conversation. The book had cute graphics and made some environmental topics easy to understand - but after breezing through it, i realized the breadth of this topic. It truly does touch everything - and we haven't fully understood the cumulative impact of everything we do on this planet. The last thing any of us probably worries about is water. But one of the main points of this book was that water is quickly becoming one of the biggest environmental issues we have to face, and lets us know that some of the little things we do here at home or at work could have earth-changing affects thousands of miles away. Aside from giving me pause, i found lots of simple things I can do to change the track our planet is on. Most of the tips are pretty easy, although a few really require you to take a stand. But the idea is that it's up to you. Just do something, anything. If everybody read this book, I could only imagine what an improvement we could make.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    Was pleasantly surprised

    Someone gave me this book. While I was at work, waiting for my scanner to do its thing, I picked up ¿Hold Your Water¿ and started to read the introduction. As soon as I got to the sentence about Ralph filling his water balloons and taking retribution on his sister, I knew that eventually, I would read every word. Hadn't planned on doing that, but the writing is fresh, funny and not preachy at all. Of course, it has great suggestions of things we all should be doing.

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